The Erie Business Action Team provides proactive outreach and coordinated follow-up to existing businesses to thank them for employing people and doing business in Erie, find out what needs and issues they are facing and connect them to available resources to help them grow and expand in Erie.
Business Action Team professionals save business owners valuable time by providing them with relevant information based on their needs.
The economic development system can be difficult to navigate. BAT professionals serve as a case manager for the business so that it gets the full benefit of the programs offered by the region’s service providers.
The connections made through the BAT program are an invaluable asset for future business endeavors.
BAT is free. There is no cost to meet with a BAT professional. Membership in the Erie Regional Chamber is also not required.
Sometimes the biggest challenge for small business is not identifying needs, but rather knowing where to go for that assistance and what to ask for. Working through the economic development system to get support without interrupting business operations can be difficult and overwhelming.
Through the Business Action Team operated by the Erie Regional Chamber and Growth Partnership, Erie County businesses now have an advocate whose responsibility it is to know how to leverage resources to encourage growth. Working with the economic development affiliates, this free business assistance program can address hiring, training, marketing, financing, and other expansion needs. Best of all, the program is completely free.
“The Erie Regional Chamber is a leading component to the community and small businesses. The chamber teams has been a great asset to my business. They have connected me with partnerships and collaborations. I came to them with a vision of expanding my business and within days they profoundly played a huge part in securing a commercial space and collaboration to help me and my business grow. I highly recommend meeting with the chamber team to help link you to great resources, networking opportunities and bridge the gap so that your business excels.”
Owner | Barbs Family Learning Group Daycare LLC
Through on-site meetings with business owners, we help to identify government-related programs that can best address a company’s needs. Customer Action Plans (CAP) are then developed, providing possible solutions utilizing regional economic development partners. The perspectives of business owners in the region are also formally collected and communicated for the development of future policies and programs.
We work with more than 500 companies in Erie County each year. How can we help you? Call 814-454-7191 or click the button below and fill out the form to schedule an appointment and someone from our team will be in touch with you.